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News Scan: Facebook gets a Buy button; Wall Street expects good things from Apple; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 21, including the new Buy button in Facebook feeds, what the finance sector expects out of Apple this quarter, the next market for Appcelerator, how NQ Mobile thwarted some of its downward momentum and what IT needs to do according to the rest of the company.

Mobile advertising continues to be thorn in Google's side

Google just can't seem to get mobile advertising right.

GCHQ leak reveals digital hacking tools spies can access

A document--which appears to list a large number of cyber tools developed by the GCHQ--offers a glimpse of the digital arsenal that spies have at their disposal.

BBC turns to Facebook for CMS needs in Thailand

BBC World Service has been facing some troubling freedom of the press issues in Thailand since the Thai army seized power earlier this year. In a surprisingly innovative workaround, the editing team has decided to forgo a standard content management system for article management in favor of a Facebook news feed.

Mobile to spur highest US ad spending jump in a decade

Mobile ads are to be responsible for the biggest increase in U.S. ad spend since 2004, predicts  eMarketer.

Ovum: Facebook big data experiment may have tragic consequences for mentally ill users

Facebook wants our data in turn for the free service--a market exchange--but no one signed up to be their lab rats for any experimentation Facebook can cook up.

Two things we can learn from Instagram's massive, zero-downtime migration to Facebook

Over the course of a year, Instagram shifted its entire service, not once, but twice--without stopping the popular social media service. 

Facebook research reveals bad content can depress people

During one week in 2012, nearly 700,000 Facebook users had their news feed content positively or negatively stimulated, and their responses to that stimulus were clinically monitored.

This week's 5 hot new apps: The literary world is your Oyster; Affordable navigation with Viago; more

A roundup of the 5 hottest new apps of the week.

Facebook tweaks ad platform to make greater use of Web browsing, app data

Facebook plans to make use of users' web browsing histories, along with apps they have downloaded, in order to better personalize the ads it displays.